Increase Font Size Incrementally

Darn. I thought I had that slide layout just right, but there’s a little extra space that I want to use.  Maybe if I raise the text in the body to 15-point and the heading to 37-point.  click, click, click, click, click… not quite.  Maybe 16 and 38. click, click, click, click, click…

I wish there was an easier way . . . BAM! There is! I learned this tip in an episode of the Shukes & Giff Podcast (named for the hosts, Kim Pollishuke & Jen Giffen). Select the text box (or multiple textboxes 🤯) and press ⌘ + Shift + . and it’ll increase all of the text by 1-point.  Just keep going until you get to the perfect size.  Need to make it smaller?  Replace that . with a , (by the way, I’m sure that they were selected because they’re > and <, but anyhow…).  It’s a handy little trick to get your layout just right. (post continues below GIF)

Increase Font Size in Slides Animation

And then I wondered . . . does this work in Docs!?  Yup.  Highlight the text and use the same keyboard shortcuts (double 🤯).   (post continues below GIF)

Increase Font Size in Docs Animation

Drawings!?  Yup (triple 🤯).    (post continues below GIF)

Increase Font Size in Drawings Animation

What about Sheets!?  Nope.  Sorry.  Don’t push it.



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Jake Miller

Jake is the host of the Educational Duct Tape podcast, the #EduGIF Guy, a Tech Integration Coach, speaker, Former STEM, Math & Science Teacher, and a presenter.